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about that on the www.currenttv.com/youngturks. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening tonight on vice president. they do background checks of reality stars why not require the same background check as on honey boo boo. the a pollution in china is so awful that even when it goes away, it comes back an hour later, and it's the 262nd birthday of benedict arnold who betrayed his country hundreds of years before the nra made it look patriotic. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your evening with us. parents who lost children at the sandy hook school reached out today. they found a new group, sandy hook promise and say they want to promote a nationwide conversation about memory health, school safety and gun responsibility, and they've made some promises including this one in their new web ad. >> this is a promise. >> to have conversation on all the issues. >> conversations where we're listening. >> conversations with those with the most opposing views. >> can debate in good will. >> it will turn those conversations into ac
catchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchch catch more "young turks" at theyoungturks.com. viewpoint is next. >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. i guess some good things are worth waiting for. we won't know until wednesday what president obama plans to propose to stem the epidemic of gun violence in this country. white house press secretary jay carney apparently doesn't want to spoil the surprise. >> i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> john: once again as has happened so often republicans are terrified of barack obama's package. we do have some idea of what's going to come from the white house included in that comprehensive approach. some or all of 19 measures identified by vice president's biden's working group that the president could order without having to go through congress such as sharing gun databases giving the centers for disease control the authority to do national research on guns and aggressivively enforce
of politics. we'll see you tomorrow. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: oh, it's inauguration inauguration 2013. obama spoke. sasha yawned. beyonce sang, boehner went wept, and we were able to see what an inauguration party looked like. last saturday was gun appreciation day lead to go five accidental shootings nationwide. next saturday it's running with scissors appreciate day. today is the birthday of attorney general eric holder, j master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action
values guys. i love their hypocrisy. we'll see you in the youngturks.com. the. >> john: a spokesman claims at least 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers died in today's assault. a surveillance drone is said to be providing real time pictures of the scene for american policy makers but it is the covert drone war conducted by our c.i.a. principally in pakistan, afghanistan and somalia that will be our focus in a few moments. filmmaker and activist robert greenwald is back from pakistan where he tried determine if strikes which washington says are targeted on terrorists are making the u.s. any safer or rather creating a new generation of anti--american militants. now according to pakistani foreign minister, hina rabbani khar, things are making it worse. >> you're creating a thousand more people who will go in the ranks of al-qaeda and the taliban because they feel that when civilians die and illegal activity happens in another territory, it is a hostile one and it is something which has reaction. >> john: we'll have more on drone warfare in a moment. first for the latest on the algerian hosta
/ atyoutube/the young turks. john fugelsang is next with "viewpoint." stay right here. >> john: president obama gives a speech outlining sensible genaro control supported by the majority of americans prompting the extreme right wing to say impeach him. now remember when ronald reagan died and his friend was talking about what a deranged senile their hero was? and "django unchained," remember one important fact. at least it's not "rock of ages." today is the birthday of jadae dr. roar will laura there'sen slessinger. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> good evening, thank you so much for spending the evening with us. this was one of the president's most powerful speeches since he took office. as promised president obama told the nation what he and congress must do to strengthen gun laws and stem the tied that killed 26 people in newtown last month and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes a
barack obama. i'm jennifer granholm joined in new york by john fuglesang, host of "viewpoint." >> good morning. >> jennifer: current political analyst michael shure is joining us from portland, oregon, of all places. we'll also have bill press and david shuster reporting for us from washington, d.c. they're on the ground and also have today current contributor michael hastings, the author of "panic 2012, the sublime and terrifying story of obama's campaign." we'll talk about that a little bit as well. so excited you guys. this is the best of what america has to offer in terms of pomp and circumstance and marking a point in history. do you not agree? do you love this? >> john: i couldn't agree more. it is a pleasure to be here as a contributor to this network which has spent so much time covering this campaign but also of history. i love inauguration day because it really -- it is the one day that brings the past and future completely together. we're following the most contentious, most expensive presidential campaign in history. and there's so much to talk about in terms of the past an
30 minutes or so as he makes his way to mass. john? >> i'm john king. inaugural speeches have been used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and why the next four years may be tougher than the first four. >> so big names and prime seats. we will go inside the vip section for today's inauguration. we'll tell you who will show up and who won't. >> among our guests this hour, we're talking to iowa representative steve king, maine senator angus king, texas representative joaquin castro, and from "america's got talent," nick cannon. our special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. good morning, everybody. welcome. this is what it looks like in washington, d.c., today. a beautiful day, not quite as warm as yesterday. it's something like 36 degrees. 28 if you factor in the windchill factor. but actually, compared to four years ago, it's quite balmy. i'm soledad o'brien. this morning i'm joined by newark's mayor cory booker, who you n
of guests coming up in the next two hours. we will talk with new york mayor cory booker, john barrasso, berniece king and steve king, maine senator angus king, texas senator joaquin castro, nick cannon, coahost of "america's g talent" and my conversation with sonia sotomayor is ahead. are you watching a special inauguration edition of "starting point" from our nation's capitol. we begin right now. >> good morning. welcome, everybody. president obama kicked off his second term as leader of the free world. being joined by "early start's" john berman. and our chief national correspondent john king and john berman. we have the turnout, not expected to match the 1.8 million spectators from 2009. about half as many people, in fact, the president's second time taking the oath in 24 hours. fourth time technically as president. you can see there, the president took the oath with his daughters and his wife watching. there is a requirement, of course, that he is sworn in on january 20th. that's why it's done officially, and then done for the public. the vice president joe dieden w -- biden sworn
at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's pugh, no. 28, became no. 54, which we know as the president's pew. this is the pew the president sets in when he attends services at st. john's. on most regular church occasions. it is marked with a brass plaque to let everyone know this is the president's pew. anyone can sit in the pew. is only reserved for the president when he chooses to attend a service. not always does the president said in this particular pew. when you have a special occasion when protocol dictates a special service of some kind or funer
, actually my first attempt to use photoshop took a picture of george washington, john adams and start them altogether and that was the founders signed monster, the great collective founding fathers opinion. the rhetorical effect to finance depends on the unanimity. if you say some founders believe x, some believe why and hear barack obama is talking about why you not ask. rush's statement dominus entering a nonhistorical conversation when he said the founding fathers believe x. barack obama believes why becomes a state. so at a very fundamental level, the discourse imus on me to can't draw that distinction between the founders believed in those founders believed for some founders believed because that historically incoherent unanimity is fundamental to the way. >> host: is there any hope of propagandists to have a meaningful, construct a conversation about the founding fathers? >> guest: i think that's at odds with what most propagandists are trying to do. >> host: let me ask about the founding fathers apart from an author says that about them. was this a special group of people? maybe the
. a look at the incredible steps being taken to protect the president. >>> also, grammy award winner john legend talks about america's war on drugs, and whether it's done more harm than good. also this hour, representative debbie wasserman schultz will join us at 6:00 a.m., along with jim clyburn, cory booker and senator john barraso and berniece king. at 8:00 a.m. eastern time, freshman representative. joakim castro. and nick cannon will join us. you are watching a personal spe edition of "early start." i'm soledad o'brien in washington, d.c. forb the inauguration of president barack obama. in our location, zoraida, not very far from where i am, but john and i are right on the capitol building. quite remarkable. really i think fair to say the best seat in the house in a few hours for people watching, of course, right, john, the president getting sworn in? >> i can look down and see you, right down there. right down there below me. hey, how are you? what's going on down there? >> zoraida. >> i'm going to turn around -- yeah. i can't get -- i can't get a view. i have to tell you, you guys,
and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did not wear a hat or cold and he died 30 days later but he had floats in the parade. there are 2,100 members of the military who will join today's festivities along with 13,000 others who have capped off the number of peopl
.m., corey booker at 7:00 a.m. along with senator john barrasso and bernice king will join us as well. we also have joaquin castro and also nick cannon. he's performing today for the inauguration. good morning to you. welcome to a special edition of "early start." it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. i'm zoraida sambolin. live here in washington, d.c. for the inauguration of president barack obama. some folks also gathering here. i will be joined by soledad o'brien and john berman who are still making their way through what is a solid wall of security here. so we begin with president obama making history again. publicly taking the oath of office on martin luther king day to begin his second term as the leader of the free world. it will be his second time taking the oath in 24 hours and his fourth time as president. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. thank you, sweetie. >> with the first lady and first daughters looking on, the president made good yesterday on a constitutional requirement that he be sworn in on january 20th. >> s
is going to be a family affair. the first super bowl coached by brothers. it matches john harbaugh and his baltimore ravens against his younger brother jim who coaches the san francisco 49ers. baltimore beat new england to capture the afc championship and the 49ers came back to beat atlanta for the nfc crown. we'll have the highlights coming up in sports. and the ravens and 49ers will meet in new orleans on sunday, february 3rd. and, of course, you can watch the super bowl xlvii right here on cbs. >>> and coming up this morning, securing the swearing-in. a look at the massive effort to counter any threats to today's inauguration ceremony. this is the "cbs morning news." today's inauguration ceremony. this is the "cbs morning news." whatever it takes, get to sears big weekend event mattress spectacular. get 24 month special financing. and save up to 60%, plus get an extra 10% off. and free delivery. this is eye opening. this is sears [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful disc
john kerry and chuck hagel to cabinet posts, we will speak with nick turse, author of an explosive new book, "kill anything that moves: the real american war in vietnam." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is preparing to unveil a comprehensive plan to address gun violence that is expected to include legislation tightening background checks on potential gun buyers as well as 19 separate actions obama could take using executive power. at a news conference monday, obama confirmed he would support proposals for new assault weapons ban. he said a task force led by vice president joe biden had presented him with a list of " common sense" steps to prevent shootings like the one at sandy hook and elementary school. obama also alluded to potential resistance from opponents of gun control. >> part of the challenge we confront is even the sight -- slightest hint of some sensible responsible legislation in this area. it fans this notion that somehow, here it comes, and that everybody's guns are goi
now our joe johns joins me live with this group of people who are behind us and investigation side. joe, you know, there will be eyes and ears on people who are behind us, the buildings, they will be in the sky. you know, security is going to be tight. what's expected to happen this time? >> first, i got to tell you, hopefully nothing. that's what the authorities saying. so far, there's been no credible threats, no advisories, no alerts, all safe and quiet. now, as to this issue of swearing in, there was actually another swearing in today. >> my goodness. >> a swearing in that nobody knew about, the 2500 reps, 2100 or so police officers coming from a variety of places all over the country, 41 different states, 18 or so jurisdiction and all rose -- threw their hands up in the air and swore to protect this city, washington, d.c., to abide by the laws and to help out in the inauguration. so, there you have it. just a sea of police officers. and frankly, that's only the beginning of it. there are also national guards people, the 4,000 or so police officers from the district of columbia
evening from washington. i'm john king reporting live from the national mall. >> and good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. hundreds of thousands of americans are going to join the ones you see here gathering to watch presidential barack obama to take the ceremonial oath of office. >> the big public events are tomorrow. the president, though, officially began his second term at noon today, six hours ago, on this, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> cong
and ravens win they go to the super bowl. coached by brothers, jim and john harbaugh, just 15 months apart. abc's john schriffen is on the story. >> pretty fierce. they don't face off today but could be at the super bowl. all right, so harbaugh's parents are faced with a really tough decision today. do they go to atlanta to watch their son jim coach the 49ers or do they go to new england to watch their other son john coach the ravens? well, not wanting to pick sides mom and dad will reportedly watch at home with no distractions rooting for both to make it to the big game. brothers jim and john harbaugh, separated by just 15 months, on the verge of facing off on the biggest stage in sports. this is one problem for the two nfl head coaches. jim's san francisco's 49ers and john's baltimore ravens both have to win on the road to get to the super bowl in new orleans. >> who's got it better than us. >> all: nobody! >> reporter: considered two of the best at what they do, not everyone is a fan of their in-your-face style. father jack harbaugh coached at some of the biggest college football progra
. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to see you. >> congratulations. >> great to see you. this is my wife. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter -- walter mondale, a dan quayle, al gore, the company the -- accompanied by their wives. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the color guard, comprised of each of the members of the armed forces as they present our national colors. ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. >> where do you we go? ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. ro
john paul steven, who administered the oath four years ago, add card and i'm sure sonia sotomayor will have a card to read it to the vice president. >> you worked for four presidents, david gergen, so take us a little bit inside this vice presidential ceremony we are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the his
luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after controversy erupted over a sermon he gave in the 1990s condemning homosexuality. myrlie evers-williams, widow of murdered civil rights leader medgar evers, wildeliver te iocation anthe brooklyn tabernacle choir will sing. >>> this week, many religious groups praised president obama's newly announced measures to try to reduce gun violence, particularly his call for mandatory background checks and a ban on assault weapons. vice-president biden said the nation has a "moral obligation" to prevent future tragedies like the school shooting in connecticut. at a press conference in washington, members of an interfaith coalition reiterated support for strongerun control, saying they agree that it is a "moral imperative." >> we stand together because we know beyond all else that god is love. let us love one another, bind ourselves together and challenge the onslaught of violence in our nation. >>> also this week, christian groups ramped up th
older brother john. sports director dennis o'donnell taking a look at the sibling rivalry. this is the ultimate. >> this is actually brother act ii. the first came in the regular season last year dominated by john's ravens 16-6. jim raven 16-6. what you will find in the next two weeks is that jim is more colorful than john and neither wants to talk about it. >> we have to prepare, no matter what relationship you have with somebody on the opposed side you're trying to beat them. that will be my approach. >> can we forget about that stuff. we did that last year. it got old last year right. >> every moment that you're talking about myself or john, that's less time that the players are going to be talked about. >> we had a few drinks. we had a few fights. we had a few arguments like all brothers. we were trying to stay out of that business. we will let the two teams duke it out. >> we haven't spoken. couple texts. can't imagine it will be much more. pretty busy getting ready. >> how reluctant is the 49ers on the stop. in his mind this
this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part le
tonight it is john versus john on the issue of gun control and the president's policy of prescriptions for cushing mass shootings. first up john -- curbing mass shootings. first up john from chantilly. i know the first mantra is to protect children and this is supposed to be the first step. the major problem is these first steps are not dealing with the hearts and minds of people before they become mentally ill. these first steps are not dealing with the run of the mill criminals who kill more people each year than these recent mass killings combined. these first steps are not dealing with the media onslaught of violence in games, tv shows, movies, et cetera. these first steps, though, are curtailing the ability of law abiding citizens to exercise their second amendment rights but john from lorton, virginia, says the second amendment is a big deal but it is not the only deal. today americans can purchase almost any kind of weapon and ammunitions as long as they don't have background problems. despite this the nra is jumping up and down about any kind of restriction disputing the reason
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sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. friday, january 18th. and, man, what a moment ma. for years, lance armstrong cheated, lance armstrong lied. but last night in big public fashion he came clean. in a gripping, surreal interview with oprah, he told oprah point blank he doped to win each of his seven consecutive tour de france titles. he systematically died about doping and ruthlessly attacked his accusers. the 90-minute interview began by cutting to the chase. simple yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer and for now i'd just like a yes or a no. >> okay. >> okay? this whole conversation, we have a lot of time, will be about the details. yes or no? did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performances? >> yes. >> was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances, like testosterone, cortizone, or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no. in all s
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legal responses. >> reporter: john malcomb of heritage foundation we comes o'malley's move to keep guns out of the hans of mental patients but -- hands of mental patients but says in other proposals punish lawful gun owners. >> the last majority of people owning guns in this country aren't committing crimes and don't want guns in the hands of people who do commit crimes, certainly the mentally ill. >> reporter: the governor's profile now goes before the state legislature where an intense debate is expected. the governor was asked also today about the idea of putting armed guards or police officers into maryland schools and while this was not part of the proposal today it has garnered support in many recent polls. governor o'malley says it is an idea he is willing to discuss. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a virginia senate panel advanced a law that would require all gun buyers to undergo a background check at gun shows. right now only federally licensed dealers have to run background checks. if the measure passes, individual buyers will have the same requirements. the
attending a church service this morning at saint john's church. we saw them arrive there about 20 minutes ago live. after that, there will be a tea which is sponsored by the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. the president takes the oath of office just before noon. this is a ceremonial oath. he officially took the oath yesterday as was required by law. after that, there's a congressional luncheon and then the parade. >> live team coverage for you. sarah simmons is live at the white house. wisdom martin is catching up with all the people. lauren has everything you need to know about today's parade. >> we want to begin with our own tom fitzgerald. he is live on the west front. >> reporter: good morning to you and allison. as we were looking down the national mall as the sun is now up, we're able to see we can see you down there from your vantage point overlooking pennsylvania avenue. for the most part here, the crowd on the west front as begun to fill out fairly nicely at this point. we arrived here shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning when most of the media folks here w
rising over the capitol building. >> i'm john berman live on the national mall in washington as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration, which is today. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for a second term as mandated by the constitution. that will happen around 11:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this, including exactly how many people are still missing. let us tell you what we do know right now. the algerian ministry said it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the three-day standoff. the interior m
." it is sunday, january 20th. glad you're with us, i'm randi kaye. >> i'm john burrman. glad to see you here this morning. we're live on the national mall as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for his second term. that will happen at 11:55 a.m. eastern time this morning. >> in just two hours, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office and all day long, cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, the political and the historical context of the day. first, we want to bring you up to date now on the hostage situation that is happening in alger algeria. the crisis is all over this morning, but so many questions, including how many people are still missing. here's what we do know at this hour. it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the standoff after three days. the interior ministry almost 700 hostages have been freed, as long with foreigners at least 23 hostages are dead, including three british citizens and so are dozens of islamic militants. i'm joined by our
's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washington know they have to get up very early tomorrow to get the prime location. so, they're resting a bit and maybe watching at home, watching in their hotels and as they watch, we at cnn have reporters and resources s
view the country right now. john king is here with his magic wall. what do you see? >> as the president prepares to take that oath, are the american people with him as he heads into a second term? how do they feel about this? our brand-new poll shows this, people think things are going well in the country. 51% say badly. you see a divided country here and you think, wow, that is not a bad number for the president. when he took office, remember the finance crisis. as the president takes his oath for the second term. this is the high water mark. haf of americans think things are going well. >> let's go to wolf. >> thanks, anderson. kate balduan is with us today. why the president is doing this today and tomorrow. >> i got this question from many people. this decision was made because this official inauguration date, january 20th falls on a sunday. the constitution requires the president to take the oath today. all the public festaveties are being saved for tradition. >> you're watching what's going on carefully behind us. that's the reviewing stand. the president and the first lady and th
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